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I've had my 1969 Euro model 365 GT 2+2 since 1985. I have always been a purist regarding repair parts. I even use cloth Fispa air filters and Ferrari original equipment spark plug wires. I'm a purist but not a masochist. My original starter is giving up and I'm sick of asking for a jump start everytime I get ready to come home. It runs great but the starter sucks the battery dry in just a few seconds. I am preparing to sell the car (as soon as the snow melts) so I'm considering replacing the original starter with a modern, made for me, Nippondenso gear reduction starter. There are several companies who will make one to fit my engine. I would like to hear opinions regarding the pro's and con's of upgrading technology in vintage cars. I'm willing to put the original starter in a box in the trunk when I sell the car but I'm tired of making excuses for the car not starting. OPINIONS?